Over 5 miles of sidewalk improvements proposed this year, 15 more in 2014

A new sidewalk is proposed on the south side of Dickson Street from Washington to Fletcher avenues.

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The city’s Transportation Division has plans for over five miles of sidewalk work in 2013.

The City Council next week will hear a proposal list that includes 26 projects which account for a total of 27,348 linear feet – or 5.2 miles – of new or improved sidewalks across the city.

The two largest projects include construction of a 3,925-foot stretch of sidewalk on the south side of Huntsville Road between Morningside Drive and Happy Hollow Road, and a 3,550-foot stretch on the east side of Armstrong Avenue from 15th Street to Borick Drive.

Other projects include a new sidewalk on the south side of Dickson Street from Washington to Fletcher, replacement of the sidewalks on both sides of Leverett Avenue from Cleveland to Maple and a new sidewalk on the east side of Woolsey Avenue from North to Prospect.

The work is on par with previous years (4.4 miles in 2012, 5.3 miles in 2011), but officials plan to increase work to include over 15 miles in 2014, using the city’s share of a new statewide half-cent sales tax voters approved in November.

Listed below are improvement projects for both 2013 and 2014.

Council members will consider adopting the 2013 list at the next scheduled meeting on March 5.

Proposed 2013 sidewalk improvement projects

Ward 1 From To Length
Armstrong Ave 15th St Borick Dr 3,550 ft
Ashwood Ave 18th St Razorback Rd 1,900 ft
Dickson St Washington Ave Fletcher Ave 1,750 ft
Huntsville Rd Morningside Dr Happy Hollow Rd 3,925 ft
Ward 2 From To Length
Ash St Rayview Dr Walnut Ave 480 ft
Leverett Ave Cleveland St Maple St 2,650
North St Vandeventer Ave Shady Ln 310 ft
Sycamore St College Ave Walnut Ave 300 ft
Walnut Ave Ash St Sycamore St 1,100 ft
Woolsey Ave North St Prospect St 1,285 ft
Ward 3 From To Length
Azalea Terr Country Way Robin Rd 950 ft
Country Way Azalea Terr Gulley Park 1,450 ft
Terry Dr Township St Stewart St 940 ft
Warwick Dr Oak Bailey Dr existing 525 ft
Wayne Dr Village Dr Appleby Rd 200 ft
Woodland Ave Prospect St Sycamore St 200 ft
Various repairs     250 ft
Ward 4 From To Length
Cleveland St Sang Ave Hall Ave 250 ft
Cross Ave Halsell Rd Markham Rd 650 ft
Halsell Rd Sang Ave Cross Ave 725 ft
Hotz Dr Palmer Ave Razorback Rd 830 ft
Salem Rd Old Town Ln Earnhardt Dr 460 ft
Salem Rd Bentgrass Rd Clabber Creek Blvd 317 ft
Salem Rd Clearwood Dr Mount Comfort Rd 1,286 ft
Sang Ave Loren Cir Halsell Rd 815
Various repairs     250 ft

Note: A few of the above projects were slated for 2012, but were pushed back for various reasons including weather delays.
Source: Staff report

Proposed 2014 sidewalk improvement projects

Ward 1 From To Length
Cato Springs Rd Razorback Rd School Ave 5,240 ft
Hwy 16 East Armstrong Ave Stonebridge Rd 12,800 ft
Morningside Dr Huntsville Rd Farilane St 610 ft
School Ave MLK Blvd 9th St 530 ft
Various repairs     250 ft
Ward 2 From To Length
Garland Ave Mel-mar St North St 7,880 ft
Davidson St College Ave Willow Ave 890 ft
Davidson St Park Ave College Ave 850 ft
Dickson St Arkansas Ave College Ave 240 ft
Forest Ave Louise St Lafayette St 1,350 ft
Lafayette St Washington Ave Willow Ave 100 ft
Mountain St School Ave Existing 100 ft
South St West Ave Archibald Yell Blvd 1,200 ft
University Ave Dickson St Whiteside Dr 750 ft
Deane St Porter Rd Garland Ave 5,286 ft
Various repairs     250 ft
Ward 3 From To Length
Crossover Rd Joyce Blvd Mission Blvd 24,000 ft
Ward 4 From To Length
46th St Wedington Dr Existing 1,250 ft
Berry St Lonnie Ave Sang Ave 1,475 ft
Berry St Sang Ave Private St 650 ft
Broyles Ave Persimmon St Existing 2,550 ft
Center St Hartman Ave Razorback Rd 825 ft
Double Springs Rd Abilene Dr Greens Chapel Rd 1,025 ft
Halsell Rd Cross Ave Oliver Ave 1,425 ft
Lonnie Ave Wedington Dr Ora Dr 420 ft
Markham Rd Cross Ave Razorback Rd 1,850 ft
Oliver Ave Maple St Halsell Rd 650 ft
Oliver Ave Cleveland St Maple St 1,325 ft
Ora Dr Lonnie Ave Sang Ave 1,735 ft
Ora Dr Sang Ave Eva Ave 1,120 ft
Palmer Ave Markham Rd Center St 1,950 ft
Persimmon St Rupple Rd Salem Rd 570 ft
Sunset Dr Wedington Dr Vista Dr 340 ft

Source: Staff report